Paper Types

The most common notepaper, paper for books and the like, is the white woodfree offset paper with paper weight around  80 g/m2. An economical variant of offset paper is the recycled paper that has a more pronounced grey or brownish tone. For notepaper (to be further printed on), paper with xerographic finish is optimal. For business cards, it is possible to use business card cardboard or chalk paper. For representative printing, a suitable option is the chalk paper with double or triple coating.

Sorting Paper according to Paper Weight/Grammage

For regular printing, it is possible to also use a wide range of speciality papers. A variant of the chalk paper for leaflets and catalogues is LWC. If you need to make one hundred thousand booklets or manuals and not exactly for a luxury vehicle, recycled paper is not a bad choice. You can take a look at sample booklet prints on this type of paper at our printing office.

Basic Paper Types according to Surface Treatment

Woodfree
Out of whitened cellulose with minimal content of woody fibres.

Medium Fine
Cellulose to wood ratio 50:50.

Woody
Wood outweighs cellulose.

Unsmoothened Paper
Without any surface treatment.

Machine-finished Paper
Smooth surface made using a paper-making machine.

Smoothened Paper
Additionally smoothened paper (from matte to glossy surface).

Coated Paper
With both-sided coating using mineral substances and binding agents.

Light Weight Coated Paper (LWC) × Medium Weight Coated Paper (MWC)

Coated Paper (Chalk)
The most commonly used paper in printing.

Chromo Paper
Coated on one side, great printing qualities and luxurious look.

Embossed Paper
With embossing made outside the paper making machine, for more celebratory prints.

Riffled Paper
Wet-riffled using the paper making machine.

Recycled Paper
Made out of used paper.

FSC Paper
Paper with the FSC certification. It is made out of wood from sustainably cultivated forests (an obligatory condition to obtain the FSC certification for printing operations).

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